Despite past rumors that the Duchess celebrated her birthday in the privacy of her Frogmore Cottage home, or even the Queen’s Scotland residence, recent reports show otherwise. Apparently, Meghan Markle secretly flew to Ibiza with Prince Harry for her birthday. You need to see this!
The Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that Meghan, Prince Harry, and baby Archie secretly flew to Ibiza for Markle’s 38the birthday celebration. According to this source, the Sussexes took a private jet to the island with their normal security detail.
Reports show that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were there from August 6th through August 12th. As Meghan’s birthday was on August 4th, it is likely this getaway was a belated birthday celebration.
Once in Ibiza, the trio relaxed in a private villa for six days. This choice of birthday celebration definitely defies past rumors that the couple was planning on visiting the Queen’s Scotland residence.
According to Vanity Fair this choice in vacation destination was very predictable. Meghan posted pictures in Ibiza on her old Instagram account, and Prince Harry “traveled to the Balearic Isles on multiple occasions when he was a child in the 1980s.” So it comes as no huge shock that this was the Sussex’s vacation destination of choice.
This is also not the first secret trip Meghan and Prince Harry have taken. Recently, Instagram photos were released from a secret trip to Botswana. The images were posted in honor of World Elephant Day and were taken two years ago.
There is nothing better than never-before-seen photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
While this trip to Ibiza marks baby Archie’s first time out of the UK since birth, it is certainly not his last. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have tentatively made many travel plans for the near future.
According to ET, the Sussexes are planning to return to Africa on an official Royal Tour of South Africa this autumn. This source also explains that “Meghan has been very involved in planning every step of the tour.”
In addition to planned locations, Prince Harry is stopping in Angola, Malawi, and Botswana. It is clear Prince Harry is taking after his mother Princess Diana and her great philanthropy work.
Despite being surprised by Meghan Markle’s birthday vacation to Ibiza, we can’t wait to see where in the world the Sussexes travel next!
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